29 days in Colorado Itinerary

29 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Denver
— 5 nights
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Estes Park
— 4 nights
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Fort Collins
— 2 nights
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Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
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Glenwood Springs
— 4 nights
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Buena Vista
— 2 nights
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
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Durango
— 4 nights

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Venture out of the city with trips to Canon City (Skyline Drive, River Rafting & Tubing, &more). Pack the 4th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. There's much more to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, take in the exciting artwork at Commonwheel Artists Co-op, cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip itinerary site.

Atlanta to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Colorado Springs is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in May; daily highs in Colorado Springs reach 68°F and lows reach 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Canon City, Manitou Springs, Pikes Peak - America's Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Castle Rock Zip Line Tours (in Castle Rock), Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour (in Georgetown) and Hidee Gold Mine (in Central City). And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Denver Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and meet the residents at Denver Zoo.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Denver tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Boulder, Castle Rock Zip Line Tours, Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour, River Rafting & Tubing, Hidee Gold Mine
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall

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Estes Park

More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rocky Mountain National Park (Trail Ridge Road & Bear Lake) and Chapel on the Rock (in Allenspark). And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, trot along with a tour on horseback, take a memorable drive along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, and go for a walk through Riverwalk in Downtown Estes Park.

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You can drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daytime highs in Estes Park are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Fort Collins.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Spas
Horseback Riding Tours

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Fort Collins

Fort Collins ©
Called vibrant, eclectic and authentic, Fort Collins tops “best of” lists year after year thanks to its myriad of cultural opportunities.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the galleries of Benson Park Sculpture Garden, see the interesting displays at Colorado Model Railroad Museum, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Odell Brewing Company. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Veteran's Plaza of Northern Colorado, then hike along Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, then relax and float downstream with A Wanderlust Adventure, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at New Belgium Brewing Company.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Fort Collins vacation planning tool.

You can drive from Estes Park to Fort Collins in 1.5 hours. In May in Fort Collins, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Outdoors · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Benson Park Sculpture Garden, Colorado Model Railroad Museum, A Wanderlust Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Colorado Model Railroad Museum ©
Colorado Model Railroad Museum
New Belgium Brewing Company ©
New Belgium Brewing Company
Benson Park Sculpture Garden ©
Benson Park Sculpture Garden

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Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Yampa River Botanic Park, admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls, and then get interesting insight from Tours. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museum of Northwest Colorado, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strawberry Park Hot Springs, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

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Getting from Fort Collins to Steamboat Springs by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Fort Collins in May: high temperatures in Steamboat Springs hover around 61°F and lows are around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Museum of Northwest Colorado
Highlights from your plan
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
Fishing Charters & Tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs ©
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Glenwood Springs: Aspen (The John Denver Sanctuary, Independence Pass, &more) and Zip Adventures of Vail (in Wolcott). Next up on the itinerary: test the waters at a local thermal spa, hike along Hanging Lake Trail, shop like a local with Cooper Corner Gallery, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Glenwood Springs travel route planner.

You can drive from Steamboat Springs to Glenwood Springs in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Steamboat Springs in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs: temperatures range from 46°F by day to 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Aspen, Zip Adventures of Vail
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Thermal Spas
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): trot along with Platte Ranch Riding Stables, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Vicksburg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then view the masterpieces at Sundance and Friends.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Buena Vista holiday maker app.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in May, you will find days in Buena Vista are a bit warmer (62°F), and nights are about the same (34°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Platte Ranch Riding Stables
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Zipline

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, then explore the ancient world of Balcony House, then steep yourself in history at Cliff Palace, and finally delve into the distant past at Far View Sites. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Park Point, trek along Nordenskiold #16 Trail, then explore the ancient world of Long House, and finally make a trip to Step House.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park sightseeing website.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Mesa Verde National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Buena Vista in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Mesa Verde National Park, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Long House ©
Long House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

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Durango

Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Durango: The Anasazi Heritage Center (in Dolores) and Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum (in Cortez). There's much more to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, explore the landscape on two wheels at Rotary Park, indulge your senses at High Up Tours + Transportation, and see Off-Road Tours.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Durango trip planner.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Durango in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. May in Durango sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 35°F at night. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

The Anasazi Heritage Center, Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Off-Road Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

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